On the morning of January 9, Beihang University Postgraduate Commencement and Degree Conferring Ceremony for students of the 2021-2022 academic year was convened at Beihang Sunrise Concert Hall. The ceremony was held both online and offline simultaneously with live broadcasts across multiple venues. 183 students earned doctor’s degrees and 2,914 students were awarded master’s degrees at the ceremony.
Among the attendees were Beihang President Xu Huibin, Vice Secretary of the Party Committee and Secretary of the Commission for Discipline Inspection He Xinzhou, Vice Presidents Tao Zhi, Liu Shuchun, Huang Haijun, Wang Yunpeng and Zhang Guang, Vice Secretaries of the Party Committee Zhao Gang and Cheng Bo, Vice President Lyu Weifeng, alumni representative Fan Ruixiang, tutor representative Sun Yanming, and academic degree evaluation committee members, etc. The event was hosted by Lyu Weifeng.
The opening video “Navigation • Future” (in Chinese: Ling Hang • Wei Lai) led postgraduates back to their first day at Beihang and reawakened their unique recollection of campus life which will be a beacon to navigate them to a brighter future.
The rhythm of the solemn national anthem marked the beginning of the graduation ceremony. All postgraduate students joined in this event both online and offline, including more than 260 graduate students in the main venue, over 2,000 students from 24 sub-venues, 180 students from research groups and laboratories, and those who participated in the ceremony online at home.
He Xinzhou announced the list of Outstanding Graduates of Universities in Beijing. Tao Zhi read out the list of authors of Beihang Excellent Doctoral Dissertations and their supervisors. Liu Shuchun read out the list of winners of Beihang Excellent Master’s Theses. Huang Haijun introduced winners of the Scholarship for a Career in the Vitalization of National Defense Industry, and Wang Yunpeng presented the name list of Excellent School Counselors. After that, the Graduate School handed the alumni roster over to the Alumni Association.
He Xinzhou announced the list of Outstanding Graduates of Universities in Beijing
Tao Zhi read out the list of authors and supervisors of Beihang Excellent Doctoral Dissertations
Liu Shuchun read out the list of winners of Beihang Excellent Master’s Theses
Huang Haijun introduced winners of the Scholarship for a Career in the Vitalization of National Defense Industry
Wang Yunpeng read out the names of Excellent School Counselors
Lyu Weifeng hosted the ceremony
Handover of the alumni roster
On behalf of all postgraduate supervisors, Prof. Sun Yanming from the School of Chemistry expressed his expectations for all the graduate students, hoping that they can remain true to their original aspirations, keep calm, take responsibility, and be grateful.
Sun Yanming, representative of postgraduate supervisors and professor from the School of Chemistry
Hu Shuwei, a Ph.D. student from the School of Material Science and Engineering expressed his gratitude to Alma Mater on behalf of all postgraduate students and called on them to serve the country in the fields of aeronautics and astronautics and strive for achieving national rejuvenation in the new era.
Hu Shuwei, representative of graduate students and PhD student from the School of Material Science and Engineering
Alumni representative Fan Ruixiang, Academician of Chinese Academy of Science and chief designer of the “Long March 7”, shared his stories and experience of study and work, encouraging students to never stop the pursuit of learning, face difficulties and obstacles bravely, and communicate and cooperate with others so as to become the pillar of China’s national development rejuvenation in the new era.
Fan Ruixiang, alumni representative and chief designer of the “Long March 7”
“The achievement of China is splendid. The achievement of Beihang is excellent. And the achievement made by you is outstanding,” said President Xu Huibin. In his speech, President Xu reminisced the past in the vintage year of 2021 and motivated all graduates to be mindful of the country and carry forward the spirit of serving the country in the fields of aeronautics and astronautics. He also encouraged them to inherit the spirit of Beihangers who dare to be the pioneer in making breakthroughs from scratch and make an unshakeable commitment in innovation.
President Xu Huibin delivered a speech
With the familiar melody ringing, the ceremony came to an end with all graduates singing the Beihang anthem “Looking Up at the Starry Sky” (in Chinese: Yang Wang Xing Kong) together to express their deep affection for their Alma Mater.
In the following degree-awarding ceremony, university leaders and academic degree evaluation committee members plucked the tassel from the honorary hoods, awarded degrees and certificates to the new graduates, and took pictures with them.
The ceremony marks the end of campus life but also the starting point for the coming future. With the best wishes and blessings from Beihang teachers and students, the graduates will start a brand-new chapter in their life.
Reported by Liu Jingchao
Photographed by Di Bailu, Zhang Yuhan, Wang Zhen and Zhang Keli
Reviewed by Li Jianwei
Edited by Jia Aiping
Translated by Li Yifan